Around The Scottish Amateur Football Scene (07/04/2021)

Chief Writer Tom Scott takes a midweek look at what is happening in Scottish Amateur Football.

Additional players and coaches have been targeted by FC Dynamo Glasgow.

Lochend AFC are looking for players as they prepare for their first season in the LEAFA Sunday Mornings.

Glenafton Amateur FC want to arrange a Friendly week beginning May 17 down at New Cumnock.

Restalig AFC, who play in the LEAFA Saturday League, are encouraging everyone to support centre-back Matthew Smith, who will be participating in the Edinburgh Marathon to raise funds for Maggie’s Centres – a Charity close to home to many people and the LEAFA team.

Silverknowes FC – LEAFA Sunday Mornings – are looking for new players to join them in Non-Contact Training Sessions.

Royal Union FC seek some friendlies in advance of competitive games going ahead from May 17.

Tynecastle AFC have started looking for friendlies.

Leith Athletic FC, who have been busy recruiting signings, are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year. The Club was originally founded to allow children to enjoy and play football in a safe environment.

Talking of Club Celebrations, St Mungo are 90 years old, and St Joseph’s AFC have hit the big 50!

Dynamo Glasgow Forced To Change Charity Hike Date

FC Dynamo Glasgow boss Barry McCourt has revealed the new Scottish Government Tier-4 restrictions have forced them into organising a new date for a Hike aimed at supporting their sponsors’ Make A Child Smile Campaign.

No fewer than 11 Scottish Councils have been hit – including a travel ban – from 6pm on Friday, and Barry provided @AmmyFitbaNews with an exclusive insight into their change of plans for the project heading up Ben Lomond.

He told “Basically, with these new restrictions we are having to move the date of our Hike from Saturday 28th November to Saturday 12th December, providing the Level 4 restrictions are lifted and we will be allowed to do so.”

“We are all absolutely gutted with the announcement that as of Friday we will be moving into Level 4 restrictions. Therefore, we have been left with no choice but to postpone our Hike until that new date (12th December) providing the government ease these restrictions after the planned 3 weeks they have stated.”

“We will continue to share our Go Fund Me Page as these families we are trying to raise funds for will still need some sort of help. We just hope we can get the Hike done sooner rather than later.”

“Rest assured, we will get it done. We’ve made this commitment to our sponsors, Clydebank Estate and Letting Agents, to help with their campaign, and we will stick to our word no matter what obstacles are put in front of us”

Around The Amateur Football Scene (15/11/2020)

Writer Tom Scott takes a weekend look at some news from around Amateur Football. Great to hear of another good young talent being given the opportunity to test himself against experienced opponents. E.K. Thistle Colts centre-back Anthony Kerr played 90 minutes for the Show Park Jags against Ashfield. He kept his place in the starting line-up for East Kilbride’s opening West of Scotland League clash under the lights against Yoker Athletic at Holm Park.

Terrific boost for Anthony and the Colts Management FC Dynamo Glasgow, who are sponsored by Clydebank Estate and Letting Agents again this season, are participating in a Hike up Ben Lomond to raise money for the Make A Child Smile Happy Campaign. They have also set-up a Just Giving Link Page. Dynamo players have agreed to participate on 28th November.

Peek-A-Boo Baby Boutique organised a Thunderball Bonus Ball for Steins Thistle Amateurs yesterday.  I understand Peek-A-Boo are a local business and conduct the idea every week. Peek-A-Boo kindly sponsored Stein’s 50th anniversary shirt and in return Thistle officials try to promote their offers etc. Great partnership going on between them!

Colony Park Amateurs put on an excellent team display against Premier Division hosts Tarves,. who won 4-2 in Saturday’s friendly. Kemnay Amateurs beat Rattray’s 2-1  in their friendly. 

Oban Saints AFC have been able to organise friendlies due to less restrictions in their Health Board area. 

On Saturday afternoon, Kyle Cooper hit the only goal of the game at Dunoon Amateurs.

Meanwhile, Gavin Forgrieve and Craig McEwan netted in a 2-0 victory against hosts Lochgilphead Red Star.

Lanarkshire United have confirmed  a  home kit shirt sponsorship with S & H Transport Ltd.

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FC Dynamo Hike Promotes Child Gift Campaign

Manager  Barry McCourt has revealed  his players at FC Dynamo Glasgow were so eager to help a former club sponsor they have agreed to go on a hike this month and  promote the Make A Child Smile Happy Campaign.

Before Barry explains the background behind the venture, he was kind enough to give me exclusive access to the Just Giving  Link, which I hope our many readers will CLICK INTO:

He said “Tom, we are looking at doing the hike on Saturday, 28th November. Clydebank Estate and Letting Agents were kind enough to sponsor ourselves when we first started, so as a way of giving back our squad are going to do the sponsored hike up Ben Lomond – as I said on 28th November – to raise funds to help for the campaign.”

“The aim of the campaign is to help people in need within the local community who are struggling to buy their child a small gift for Christmas or even put a warm meal on the table on Christmas Day.”

This is yet another great initiative by a club in the Glasgow Sunday Amateur Football League. FC Dynamo Glasgow, based within the West End, are in the sponsored Only Sport Ltd  Division 1.